For the last four years, AOL cofounder Steve Case has led seven "Rise of the Rest" bus tours across 38 cities, in a total of 26 states. On these tours, he meets with cities' power brokers and ends each day with a pitch competition for entrepreneurs with a $100,000 prize. I joined the tour for the last two stops of its latest journey, in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. I found the "stunt" intentionally grabs attention, and that the tour's value outlasted its day in town. This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.
Alternative finance apparently won't stop catching the attention of investors -- at least, not any time soon, if this week's B2B venture capital roundup is any sign. The industry landed $90 million in funding, accounting for four out of the 10 funding rounds announced by B2B startups. Yet, alternative lenders landed only a fraction of [...]
Biotech financing is a cyclical thing. Two years ago, the IPO window was unlatched but a number of companies ended up withdrawing their stock offerings. Others that pushed their IPOs through couldn't sell shares at the price they wanted. This year, the IPO window is wide open. A total of 93 IPOs have priced as [...]
Fresh off a partnership deal with Goldman Sachs, the Kushner-backed real estate investment startup Cadre could soon turn to Google and Facebook employees in its hunt for customers. "There's also a really exciting opportunity in the technology space itself with companies like Google and Facebook," Cadre's CEO Ryan Williams said at CB Insights' Future of Fintech conference Thursday. "We think there could be an opportunity marketing private products to their employees." Williams added that he [...]
Bengaluru-based bike rental platform Wicked Ride has secured $8.98 Mn (INR 60.9 Cr) in a fresh funding round led by venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. As per the company filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs accessed by Inc42, Raghunandan Gangappa - the co-founder of ride-hailing firm TaxiForSure also participated in the [...] The post Bike Rental Startup Wicked Ride Raises $8.98 Mn From Sequoia, Accel appeared first on Inc42 Media.
ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING Bank, announced today (21 June) that it will invest in UK-based API and blockchain powered company, TradeIX. AMSTERDAM, 22-Jun-2018 -- /EuropaWire/ -- ING Ventures led a USD 16 million Series A investment into TradeIX, alongside ... Read the full press release -
Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised PS1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seedcamp and says it plans to use the new capital to [...]
It has been a big week for cybersecurity investments, and the latest such startup to announce a notable tranche of funding is Agari, a California-based startup that uses predictive artificial intelligence (AI) to thwart email attacks. Founded in 2009, Agari's platform detects potential email compromises, identifies malicious inbound messages, and establishes the authenticity of a [...]
China Walden Ventures Participates In $29m Round In American Service Robot Maker Bossa Nova - China Money Network
San Francisco-based service robot maker Bossa Nova announced that it has raised a US$29 million funding round led by San Francisco-based investment firm Cota Capital, and participated by China Walden Ventures, LG Electronics and others. With the new funding round, Bossa Nova's total funding has reached US$70 million, according to the firm's announcement. Bossa Nova creates service robots for the global retail industry. Its technology collects terabytes of data that enables the retail ecosystem to optimize the omni-channel shopping experience.
Bossa Nova is a provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Its technology automates the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data in large-scale stores. The post China Walden joins $29m fresh funding round for Bossa Nova Robotics appeared first on DealStreetAsia.